Scarsdale's HamletHub Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:27:38 -0500 Upcoming Children's Programs at the Scarsdale Library

The popular Miss Gigi and the Lend Me a Hand Band

will entertain children ages 2-5 with music, song and dance at the Scarsdale Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 11 a.m. 

The holiday shortened week begins with Time for Twos, a special program for two-year olds with stories and fun on Monday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m. This is a ticketed program limited to the first 25 children to arrive. Tickets can be picked up from the Children's Room desk a half hour before the start of the program.

Nancie Schnur and her popular Kiddie Kabaret will perform for toddlers ages 1½ to 3½ on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 10:30 a.m. The program uses puppets and songs, both traditional and original, for the enjoyment of both children and caregivers.  

At 4 p.m., the weekly Traditional Tuesday Storytime will feature stories and rhymes and sometimes songs, rhymes and flannel board stories designed specifically for ages 3-6.

On Friday,Nov. 24,at 9:30 a.m., it’s Baby Free Play when pre-walkers have their opportunity for free play and to socialize.



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10 New Members Elected to the Citizen’s Nominating Committee

On Wednesday, November 15, 439 Scarsdale citizens elected 10 new members to the Citizen’s Nominating Committee for a 3 year term. They include two members from each of the 5 elementary school electoral units, and are Becky Bach and Susan Duncan, Edgewood, 66 total votes including 3 mail-in ballots; Dara Gruenberg and Steve Pass, Fox Meadow, 54 total votes including 4 mail-in ballots; Michelle Lichtenberg and Adie Shore, Greenacres, 141 total votes including 24 mail-in ballots; Amber Yusuf and Eric Lichtenstein, Heathcote, 136 total votes including 6 mail-in ballots; Gabrielle Wise and John Auerbacher, Quaker Ridge, 42 total votes including 2 mail-in ballots. They will join 20 returning members in December and January to choose Scarsdale Non-Partisan Party candidates for Mayor and Village Trustee.

]]> (The Procedure Committee) Politics Thu, 16 Nov 2017 02:01:15 -0500
Haze over Heathcote -- Smoke Testing of Village Sanitary Sewer System

Haze Over Heathcote


Last week, crews were out conducting smoke tests as part of the Village Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Study required by Westchester County.  The work pictured was being done around Mamaroneck, Secor and Foxhall Roads in the Heathcote area of the Village. Smoke, which the Village says is non-toxic and non-staining, poured out of sewer manholes and hung over the streets in an autumnal haze.


The Village has sent notices to residents about the conduct of these tests and a copy of the Village notice can be found on the Village web site at:  Village-wide.  The Village Engineering Department can be contacted if a resident has questions about this process (914.722.1106).


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Citizens Nominating Committee Election is Tomorrow Wednesday Nov 15th

Please read the brochure which can be found on the The Procedure Committee Website and vote at Village Hall, 7-10 AM or 2-9 PM tomorrow, November 15th for candidates representing your election district {elementary school district}.

The brochure contains a list of all the candidates and their biographies, as well as election rules for voters and information on Scarsdale’s Non-Partisan System. Those who are elected will join 20 current CNC members to choose candidates to run for 3 Village Trustee positions under the banner of the Scarsdale Citizens Non- Partisan Party in the March general election.

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Citizens Nominating Committee Election Brochure Available

The Citizen’s Nominating Committee (CNC) election brochure is available on the Procedure Committee Website, . It will also be mailed to all households in Scarsdale immediately after the General Election Day, to be received one week before the CNC Election Day, November 15.  The brochure contains a list of all the candidates and their biographies, as well as election rules for voters and information on Scarsdale’s Non-Partisan System. Those who are elected will join 20 current CNC members to choose candidates to run for 3 Village Trustee positions under the banner of the Scarsdale Citizens Non- Partisan Party in the March general election. Please read the brochure and vote at Village Hall, 7-10 AM or 2-9 PM on November 15th for candidates representing your election district {elementary school district}.

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Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration

      The fifth Westchester-wide Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration, co-sponsored by the Westchester Jewish Council and the Westchester Board of Rabbis, is scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Beth El Synagogue Center in New Rochelle, 1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle.  Beginning at 7:00pm,, the event allows participants to attend two 45-minute workshops chosen from more than 30 topics covering Jewish thought, text, philosophy, spirituality, sports, culture, life and love.  Following the workshop participants will socialize at a festive celebration, including a delicious dairy dessert and musical entertainment by Binghamton University’s Jewish a cappella group, Kaskeset.  Attendance is expected to be over 500.

The following rabbis will be participating:

Rabbi Adam Baldachin, Shaarei Tikvah, Scarsdale

Rabbi Morris Barzilai, Sinai Free Synagogue, Mt. Vernon

Rabbi Jeffrey Beer, Westchester Hebrew High School, Mamaroneck

Rabbi Jeffrey Brown, Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-el, Scarsdale

Rabbi Aaron Brusso, Bet Torah, Mt. Kisco

Rabbi Fredda Cohen, White Plains Hospital, White Plains

Rabbi Billy Dreskin, Woodlands Community Synagogue, Hartsdale

Rabbi Andrew Ergas, Shames JCC on the Hudson, Tarrytown

Rabbi Howard Goldsmith, Congregation Emanu-el, Rye

Rabbi Jennifer Goldsmith, Jewish Education Project, White Plains

Rabbi Shai Held, Mechon Hadar

Rabbi Evan Hoffman, Congregation Anshe Sholom, New Rochelle

Rabbi David Holtz, Temple Beth Abraham, Tarrytown

Rabbi Jennifer Jaech, Temple Israel of Northern Westchester, Croton-on-Hudson

Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe, Temple Beth El Northern Westchester, Chappaqua

Rabbi Steven Kane, Congregation Sons of Israel, Briarcliff

Rabbi Nuriel Klinger, Young Israel of Scarsdale, Scarsdale

Rabbi Joshua Lookstein, Westchester Hebrew Day School, Mamaroneck

Rabbi Chaim Marder, Hebrew Institute of White Plains, White Plains

Rabbi Jason Nevarez, Temple Shaaray Tefila of Westchester, Bedford Corners

Rabbi Beth Nichols, Temple Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle

Rabbi Harry Pell, Schechter Westchester, Hartsdale

Rabbi Daniel Rosenfelt, Fleetwood Synagogue. Mt. Vernon

Rabbi Alex Salzberg, Pelham Jewish Center, Pelham

Rabbi David Schuck, Beth El Synagogue Center, New Rochelle

Rabbi Jordan Soffer, Carmel Academy, Greenwich

Rabbi Jay Stein, Greenburgh Hebrew Center, Dobbs Ferry

Rabbi Seth Sternstein, Yorktown Jewish Center, Yorktown Heights

Rabbi Rami Strasberg, Westchester Torah Academy, New Rochelle

Rabbi Joshua Strom, Congregation B’nai Yisrael, Armonk

Rabbi Gordon Tucker, Temple Israel Center of White Plains, White Plains

             “The rabbis have put together a truly wonderful and varied range of topics, so everyone should be able to find something of interest,” said Steven L. Young, Westchester Jewish Council Event Co-Chair. Workshops include “Israel Travel for Young Families”, “Can You Say Kiddush over Beer Instead of Wine?”, “Eating Ethically”, “Did Moses’ Thanksgiving Table Look Like Mine? “Complicated Family Dynamics Then and Now”, and more.

          “This is a true community event. It brings together a diverse group of people from all over Westchester.  Not only do the Rabbi’s teachings represent a cross section of areas and denominations but so do our participants. All adult learners are encouraged to attend.  Everyone, regardless of background, practice, affiliation or age, is welcome”, commented Elliot Forchheimer, Executive Director of the Westchester Jewish Council

          Tickets are available online at  for $20/person through November 10th after which the price will increase to $25/person. Tickets will be available at the door if space allows. For more information, contact Donna Bartell, 914-328-7001

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Historical Society Documentary Premiering at the Scarsdale Library

The Scarsdale Historical Society has produced a new documentary video “Scarsdale in the 18th & 19th Centuries: From Hardscrabble Farms to Gracious Estates” which will be shown for the first time in the Scott Room at the Scarsdale Public Library on Wednesday, November 29th. The video is hosted by Scarsdale Historical Society VP and Historian, Barbara Shay MacDonald.

The documentary was professionally produced and directed by Scarsdale native Lesley Topping.  Ms. Topping is an independent filmmaker, producer and film editor whose work includes dramatic films, documentaries, and television programs. She has edited award-winning films for the Cousteau Society, CBS, PBS, and A&E, and worked on many feature films.  She also produces multimedia content for businesses and not for profits.  Richard Westlein is a 12-time Emmy Award winning cinematographer and ABC cameraman.  His extensive credits include "One Life to Live", "All My Children", and many ABC programs, documentaries and commercials.  He is a cameraman on "The View" and the owner of Jupiter Video that provides state of the art production equipment to many companies.  Lesley and Richard are cousins and often partner on independent projects. 

The event at the Scarsdale Public Library will include a reception beginning at 7:00pm followed by a screening of the documentary from 7:30-8:00pm.  After the film, there will be an opportunity to ask questions of Ms. MacDonald and Ms. Topping.  


About the Scarsdale Historical Society

The Scarsdale Historical Society exists to discover, preserve, and disseminate historical information as well as inspire others to learn about and contribute to the history of Scarsdale and the Central mid-Westchester region.

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10th Annual Scarsdale Holiday Breakfast

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!  The Scarsdale Parks & Recreation Department and The Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce will be Co-Sponsoring the 10th Annual Scarsdale Holiday Breakfast on Saturday, December 9th from 9:00-11:00AM for all Pre-K through 4th Grade students and their families!  Those who attend will receive special Holiday Giveaways as well as have the opportunity to take their picture with Santa who will be visiting Scarsdale from the North Pole!  Cost is $5 per person.  Please register online at or at the Recreation Department by the December 5th deadline.  Special Thanks to Lange’s Deli for providing breakfast.  Happy Holiday

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SHS Cares: Community Dinner for Hurricane Relief

A group of teachers and students has been working to organize a fundraiser to make a significant impact in light of the recent hurricanes that have hit the United States and Puerto Rico.  On Monday, November 6th we will be hosting a community-wide dinner in the SHS cafeteria from 5:30-7:30.  We have asked local restaurants, bakeries and other eateries to donate food for this event.  The evening will include fun activities for both kids and adults including a Spike Ball Tournament and live music.

How can you get involved and help the people affected by these disasters?  There are two ways you can help.  First, we would love to have homemade dishes and desserts in addition to the food that the local purveyors like Galloway’s Bakery, Ruffled Feathers, Green Harvest, SLICES of Scarsdale, Buon Amici, Yeomiji, The Irish Bank, South East Asian Sea, Garth Road Inn, Patisserie Salzberg, Pissarellis, Metro Diner and BosphoRus are offering.  You can sign up to bring in a favorite dish here.  In addition, you can buy your tickets to this event--we recommend doing so as soon as possible so you don’t get shutout.  Tickets are only $20, and all proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Red Cross.  To purchase your tickets, please visit SHS Cares: Hurricane Relief Community Dinner tickets on Eventbrite (

There is also a facebook event with the information: Facebook event


If you need more information, or if you’re looking to get more involved with us, please reach out to Ben Sawyer  or Lauren Barton 

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Upcoming Freightway Steering Committee (FSC) Public Workshop #3


The Village of Scarsdale is conducting a visioning study to guide potential redevelopment of the Freightway Site, an underutilized area adjacent to the Scarsdale Metro North Railroad Station. The third public workshop will be held on Monday, November 13th from 7 PM to 9 PM at the Scarsdale Teen Center located at 862 Scarsdale Ave, Scarsdale, NY. 

The site is a 2.38 acre Village owned property currently used for commuter and merchant parking with approximately 700 spaces in an aging five-story parking garage and two surface parking lots. For the past 30 years, numerous studies have focused on the site, due to its key location in the Village Center. The Village is renewing its planning efforts, given the current condition of the Freightway Garage and the anticipated need for repairs and improvements. Toward that end, the Village Board has appointed the Freightway Steering Committee to create goals and objectives for the future development of an attractive, economically viable project on the site. 

The workshop will include a presentation of preliminary redevelopment concepts followed by an open house session for participants to comment on the concepts. This is a critical time in the process where the public is encouraged to share their thoughts on the vision, goals and objectives for the site. The Committee has held two public workshops, conducted an online survey and held a number of focus groups to assist with garnering information from key stakeholders. The Freightway Steering Committee welcomes all interested residents, property owners, merchants and other stakeholders to attend this workshop. 

The purpose of the study is to provide a community-based vision for the Freightway Site to ensure future redevelopment enhances the Village Center while meeting local needs. As such, the study will incorporate a broad and meaningful public engagement process. The process is guided by the Freightway Steering Committee, supported by technical planning and market professionals. This structure will help to advance development alternatives that adequately consider potential impacts and/or constraints, such as revenue generation, parking, traffic, infrastructure, school enrollment, community facilities and services and potential demographic changes. 

For more information, meeting notices and updates, visit 

Comments can be sent to 


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Farmers Market Continues Through November 16th

The Village of Scarsdale is pleased to announce the extension of the Pop-Up Farmers Market through November 16, 2017. The Farmers Market is held on Thursdays from 12pm to 7pm at Boniface Circle across from Chase Park. 

Have you had an opportunity to visit the Market? If your answer is no, then it is time to come, enjoy, shop, and explore its offerings. At the Market you will find locally sourced produce, handmade gifts and crafts, breads, dairy, and baked goods. Need your knife sharpened in time for the holiday season? You can do that too, all while listening to jazz vocalist Alexis Cole. The Market is a place where the community convenes and connects while purchasing locally sourced goods. Thank you to all who have visited and continue to support this community effort. 

The Market was unveiled on September 7, 2017, and scheduled to conclude on October 26, 2017. Due to the popularity of the Farmers Market among residents and visitors alike, and the vendors’ enthusiasm to serve the community, the Village has agreed to continue the Market. 

Corinna Makris, President and CEO of Village Green Markets who serves as Scarsdale’s Farmers Market Manager, has done an exceptional job creating an enjoyable environment that meets the needs of the community. 

The Village continues to work with the community to create a welcoming Village Center where visitors can enjoy their shopping experience. 

Please take the Farmers Market Survey so we may continue to meet the needs of the community. 

Please click here to view the photo gallery for the Scarsdale Farmers Market. 


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The League of Women Voters of Scarsdale would like to remind the community that Election Day is Tuesday, November 7th

The League of Women Voters of Scarsdale would like to remind the community that Election Day is Tuesday, November 7th

The polls will be open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM 

Polling locations are as follows:

Election District Location

1, 2 & 19 Greenacres School

3 & 4 Fox Meadow School

5, 11 & 12 Scarsdale Library

6 & 7 Village Hall

8, 9 & 10 Edgewood School

13, 14 & 18 Heathcote School

15 & 16 Quaker Ridge School

17 Crossway Fire House


The following offices will be on the ballot:

County Executive

County Clerk

All County Legislators

NY Supreme Court Justice

County Court Judge

County Family Court Judge


In addition, there are three Ballot Proposals to vote on concerning:


(1) A Constitutional Convention to amend the State Constitution


(2) Pension forfeiture for elected officials convicted of a felony


(3) Adirondack park maintenance, construction and water testing


Voting by absentee ballot deadlines:

November 6, 2017 - last day to apply IN-PERSON for absentee ballot at the Westchester County Board of Elections. 

November 6, 2017 - last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the Westchester County Board of Elections no later than November 14th. 

November 7, 2017 – Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the Westchester County Board of Elections by close of polls on Election Day. 


Please visit and for additional information about the Candidates and Ballot Proposals.

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“Demystifying Medicare,” Program at the Scarsdale Library

“Demystifying Medicare,” a program to help those who currently have Medicare as well as those nearing 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions, will be held at the Scarsdale Public Library on Saturday, November 4 at 1 p.m. 

The program will help attendees navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults Topics include: Original Medicare; Medicare Advantage Plans; Prescription drug plans (Part D); Medigaps (supplemental plans); and various cost-saving programs (MSPs, Extra Help, EPIC, etc.)

The presentation is part of the Westchester Library System’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking and is co-sponsored by the Scarsdale Seniors and the Scarsdale Public Library. Walk-ins are welcome, but preregistration is requested at (914) 231-3236.

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FSW Appoints Lisa Copeland as Board Chair

Family Services of Westchester (FSW) announces the appointment of Lisa Copeland as Chair of the organization’s Board of Directors. 

Copeland brings with her an esteemed background in philanthropy, business and education. She is an owner and chair of SRI, a philanthropic services organization, and a director of the Hugh J. Andersen Foundation, both based in Bayport, MN. A former teacher, Copeland taught at the elementary level within the New York City public school system.

“We are extremely fortunate to have the wealth of experience that Lisa brings to her appointment as Board Chair,” stated Susan B. Wayne, President and CEO of FSW.  “Her dedication to our community is evident in her continued support of early education and her innate understanding of philanthropy will serve to enhance our programmatic funding.” 

A current resident of Scarsdale, NY, Copeland is an active volunteer within Westchester County. In addition to her commitments to FSW, she is a past President of the Junior League of Central Westchester, a group for which she is currently a member of the Wayside Committee. 

“When presented with the opportunity to serve in the capacity of Board Chair, I did not hesitate to accept,” stated Copeland. “FSW is an extraordinary organization and I am looking forward to helping to strengthen its programmatic reach throughout Westchester. 

Copeland holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature from Brown University and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from New York University. Her executive role with the Board of Directors commenced July 1and will be effective for two years, through June 2019.  

For more information on Family Services of Westchester, visit   

Family Services of Westchester, Inc. (FSW) is a private, not-for-profit agency serving our community since 1954. Headquartered in Port Chester, FSW runs more than 50 social service and mental health programs that reach 30,000 children, teens, adults, and families a year. Programs include adoption and foster care for children; Head Start and Pre-K programs for Westchester's youngest students; Big Brothers/Big Sisters and other mentoring programs for teens; social support for the elderly; assistance to veterans; and educational and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS. We are licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health to provide comprehensive mental health services at seven Family Centers (Hastings-on-Hudson, Mt. Vernon, Pelham, Port Chester, Sleepy Hollow, White Plains, and Yonkers) and five school-based mental health clinics.

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Junior League of Central Westchester Hosts 31st Annual Holiday Boutique Friday, November 17th

The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) today announced that its 31st  Annual Holiday Boutique will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Scarsdale Golf Club. Funds raised at the Holiday Boutique will allow the JLCW to continue its important work of improving the lives of children and families throughout Central Westchester County.

Open to the public, the Holiday Boutique is a one-stop shopping destination featuring more than 40 local businesses. The vendors will offer a wide variety of merchandise, including jewelry, home goods, clothing, hostess gifts, children’s items and more. There will be favorite vendors from years past, along with a host of exciting new vendors to explore. 

“The Holiday Boutique is an important fundraiser for our League, and we appreciate everyone who helps make it a successful event. The event proceeds enable the JLCW to offer programs to our community that promote health and literacy, provide necessities to the underprivileged, empower low-income families, help preserve community history, and train effective community volunteers,” stated Alyse Streicher, President of the JLCW.

Twenty percent of all vendor proceeds will be generously donated to the JLCW. The suggested donation for admission is $10. Shoppers can enjoy light refreshments, and there will be a full cash bar from 5-8 p.m. and an opportunity to win more than 30 raffle prizes.

More information on Holiday Boutique vendors and raffle prizes can be found at

About the Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW)

The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Headquartered at historic Wayside Cottage, JLCW has served the communities of Eastchester, Greenburgh, Scarsdale and White Plains for 70 years. Our approximately 250 active and sustaining members are accomplished collaborators who identify community needs and develop effective and responsive programs to serve those needs. The JLCW welcomes all women who value our mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.

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